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  • Melody Woosley
  • Jessica Dovalina
    Assistant Director
  • Patrick Steck
    Assistant Director

What is the “Change the Way We Give” Alternative Giving Campaign?

The San Antonio “Change the Way We Give” Alternative Giving Campaign is a meaningful way that residents can compassionately give to organizations serving people experiencing homelessness in lieu of donating to people directly on the streets.

This initiative will be executed through a secured online mobile giving application, where donors can be assured they are giving directly to Homeless Service Providers.

How will the Funds be used?

The funds will be donated directly to the Homelessness Continuum of Care Lead Agency, the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH), to be distributed equitably to agencies serving people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness.

The funds collected will be used to support priority areas that fill gaps in the San Antonio’s homeless response system which includes homeless prevention assistance, homeless rapid resolution, shelter diversion and outreach engagement efforts.

What is the Impact of my donation?

Every amount donated will make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Below are examples:

Prevent Homelessness

Prevent Homelessness

Family reunification, rental & utility Assistance

Provide Transportation

Provide Transportation

To a shelter, job, doctor’s appointment, housing application appointment, etc.

Mental Health and Medical Services

Mental Health and Medical Services

To purchase medical prescriptions and costs associated with clinical care.

Access to Housing

Access to Housing

Assist with housing application fees, security deposits, etc.

Obtain an ID

Obtain an ID

To access a homeless shelter, get a job, housing placement, enroll in school, etc.

Voices of Change

Testimonies on how your investment in homeless services can promote positive change in the lives of those at risk or experiencing homelessness.

Quote: I was living in a truck and homeless agencies helped me through a dark era of my life. Quote: I was homeless and struggling. Now I'm sober, work to provide for my family and give back to my community.
Quote: Getting an ID changed my life. Now I can get a job, fill my medications, and help myself. Quote: I lost my job and became homeless. With help from homeless services, I was able to get back on my feet and pay it forward.

Below are the “Change the Way We Give” Participating Agencies:

Change the Way We Give

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